Jim Wilson's Blog – 6th mo. 2012 Archive (1)

Robert Barclay and Quaker Quietism

In the ‘Introduction’ to ‘The Second Period of Quakerism’ by William Braithwaite, Rufus Jones posits that the origins of Quaker Quietism are to be found in the writings of Robert Barclay.  The view of Jones is that Quakers were receptive to the teachings of Guyon and other continental Quietists because the basic teachings of Quietism are to be found in early Quaker works, particularly Barclay, prior to the Quaker community encountering continental Quietism.  Jones writes, “[I]t is a plain…

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Added by Jim Wilson on 6th mo. 1, 2012 at 2:58pm — 7 Comments

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